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  • See & Do
  • Nikko Area

Kawaji Dam

This dam is located along Prefectural Route 23 in Kawaji, Kawajionsen, Nikko City. Completed in 1983, the dam was built along the Kinu River for purposes such as flood control and irrigation. It is the fourth tallest concrete arch dam in Japan.

It is considerable force at the time of drainage. At the Kawaji dam museum close to the damsite, it displays the topography model around the dam, a dam model, a construction tool. It has a dining room, the tea room.

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Basic Information

Address 319-6 Kawajionsen, Kawaji, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-78-0702
Map Code 367 833 436*21

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

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